RotoWire Fantasy Football Podcast

Jeff Erickson, Chris Liss, Jake Letarski, Joe Bartel, John McKechnie, Mario Puig, Ryan Belongia, Scott Jenstad and guests from around the industry discuss both season-long and DFS advice Monday through Friday throughout the season.

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The Week 12 NFL DFS Podcast
Scott Jenstad and Ryan Belongia break down the entire Sunday Week 12 slate, all from a DFS perspective.
75 min
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Triple Play Fantasy Joins RotoWire
David, Eric and Kevin from Triple Play Fantasy join Jeff Erickson to size up the Week 12 slate, and get to know more about them in the process!
56 min
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NFL Week 12 Preview Show
John McKechnie and Mario Puig set the table for Thanksgiving week of the NFL season with all the fixings. The guys break down every game, including the Thanksgiving Triple-Header, through a fantasy lens and a betting angle. How will the Cowboys fare against the Raiders despite being shorthanded in the receiving corps?
60 min
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Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups
Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski touch on a couple of big-named waiver wire pickups such as Cam Newton, Cedrick Wilson and Ty Johnson ahead of the early fantasy week.
50 min
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Week 11 Recap
The Team of Destiny muddles on with another character-building win while Tennessee falters, Jonathan Taylor just scored again, and the Sunday slate finished with a crazy shootout between the Steelers and Chargers. Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson review the action in a high-scoring week.
52 min
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The Week 11 NFL DFS Podcast
Scott Jenstad and Ryan Belongia break down the Week 11 NFL slate, all from a DFS perspective.
73 min
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NFL Week 11 Preview Show
John McKechnie and Mario Puig run through the upcoming week of NFL action and break down each game through a fantasy and betting lens. How high is too high to rank AJ Dillon this week? Will the Cowboys-Chiefs game live up to the hype after Kansas City's re-emergence in Week 10? Is the Bills offense in trouble? All of this and more in this edition of the RotoWire Fantasy Football Podcast presented by WynnBet.
59 min
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Talking with Mike Dempsey
Mike Dempsey from the Football Diehards show on SiriusXM Fantasy, Jaguars Today @1010XL, and podcasts on FantasyGuru drops by to talk with Jeff Erickson to discuss the news of the day, Week 11 matchups and his history in the fantasy sports world.
54 min
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Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups
Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski discuss the MNF game between 49ers and Rams, highlight a couple of obvious names like AJ Dillon, Cam Newton and Logan Thomas while also diving deep in the waiver-wire bin for players like Marcus Johnson, Jamal Agnew and D'Onta Foreman.
52 min
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Week 10 Recap
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson break down the week that was, as the Survivor Pools start to get real, there's no obvious MVP candidate, or obvious AFC leader.
44 min
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The Week 10 NFL DFS Podcast
Scott Jenstad and Ryan Belongia take a deep dive into DFS Slate for Week 10 of the NFL season.
84 min
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NFL Week 10 Preview Show
John McKechnie and Mario Puig dig into the Week 10 slate and hit every game from a fantasy and gambling angle. Is Najee Harris RB1 this week with the Steelers hosting the Lions?
59 min
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Fantasy & Gaming
Joe Fann from Wynn Bet and the Bet to Wynn podcast joins Jeff Erickson, as they discuss the news of the day (maybe OBJ will sign in time?), Week 10 matchups & ranks, and the intersection between fantasy and gaming.
47 min
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Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups
Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski dive into the madness that was Steelers-Bears MNF, grapple with the breaking news regarding Nick Chubb's status for Week 10 and also touch on a couple of interesting waiver wire pickups like Rashod Bateman, Elijiah Moore and Jordan Howard,
61 min
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Week 9 Recap - The Team of Destiny Rides Again
In a week where some big favorites collapsed, Liss continued to survive with the Dolphins. Jeff & Chris will examine what went wrong with the Cowboys, Bills and Saints along with the other results from Week 9.
46 min
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The Week 9 NFL DFS Podcast
Scott Jenstad and Ryan Belongia break down the entire Week 9 slate, all from a DFS angle.
78 min
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NFL Week 9 Preview Show
John McKechnie and Mario Puig dive into the Week 9 NFL slate and analyze each game through a fantasy and betting lens. Will the Browns figure it out? How can the Chiefs fix their struggling offense? Is the Panthers' offense salvageable? All this and more in this week's preview episode brought to you by WynnBet.
60 min
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Drew Davenport Drops By
Drew Davenport from Football Guys joins Jeff Erickson to discuss a medley of topics, including Week 9 Ranks, the lack of action at the trade deadline, how to discuss difficult real life topics when they intersect with the fantasy football world, and his love for auction leagues.
60 min
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Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups
Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski do their best trying to guess a possible topsy-turvy NFL trade deadline and also examine some of the more obvious free-agent pickups like Jeremy McNichols, Adrian Peterson, Taysom Hill and DeVante Parker.
59 min
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Week 8 Recap
Derrick Henry might be down for the season with a foot injury, Survivor pools finally had their first big loss, and Jeff is likely to be pretty grumpy, as he and Chris break down Week 8's results.
53 min
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The Week 8 NFL DFS Podcast
Scott Jenstad and Ryan Belongia take a deep dive into the Week 8 NFL Slate, all from a DFS angle.
79 min
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NFL Week 8 Preview
John and Mario run through the Week 8 NFL Slate through a fantasy and betting lens and navigate their best plays for the weekend. Are the Bengals serious AFC contenders?
54 min
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Talking Week 8 With Myles Nelson
Myles Nelson from TheQBList Fantasy Football podcast drops by, and he breaks down Week 8 (FA's, ranks, bye week issues) with Jeff Erickson.
56 min
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Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) hit the obvious targets ahead of the Week 8 Waiver Wire period including Kenny Gainwell and Daniel Jones as well as breakdown the Packers' receiving situation if Davante Adams misses the prime-time contest..
52 min
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Week 7 Recap - Insufferable Sunday
Jeff Erickson and Chris Liss had an enjoyable Sunday watching their respective teams win big - typically we need a little angst to bring the energy to the podcast, so we'll have to find inspiration from the other 28 teams in the NFL for that.
41 min
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The Week 7 DFS Podcast
Scott Jenstad and Ryan Belongia break down the DFS slate for Week 7 of the NFL season.
75 min
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Navigating A Tricky Week 7
John McKechnie and Mario Puig navigate a slate filled with bye weeks and injuries, making it one of the tougher weeks of the season thus far
60 min
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Overcoming the Bye-Nado
Samantha Previte from The Action Network joins Jeff Erickson to discuss pickups and matchups for Week 7's Bye-Nado, her work on The Action Network and bringing in new platforms for fantasy and gaming content.
57 min
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Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups
Faced with a heavy bye week situation for many fantasy managers, Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) grapple with a few roster choices such as D'Ernest Johnson, Rashod Bateman and Ricky Seals-Jones.
60 min
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Week 6 Recap - All the Blowouts
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson recap a week that featured many, many blowouts, along with three overtime games. We also worry about the quarterbacks in this rookie class.
46 min
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Week 6 DFS Strategies
Scott Jenstad and Ryan Belongia break down the Week 6 slate, all from a DFS perspective.
79 min
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NFL Week 6 Preview
John McKechnie and Mario Puig run through the Week 6 NFL Slate and break down the biggest fantasy storylines and betting angles from each game. Are the Chiefs in trouble? How trustworthy is the Bears offense? Is Austin Ekeler RB1 this week against Baltimore? All of this and more in this edition of the RotoWire NFL Podcast presented by WynnBet.
56 min
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Sneaky Starts & Week 6 Pickups
Alan Seslowsky and Jeff Erickson take a look at the Week 6 slate, review the early FAAB runs, and hit up the other big issues for the week.
56 min
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Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) discuss the likes of Devonte Booker, Darrel Williams, Zach Ertz and Kadarius Toney among the top waiver wire pickups ahead of Week 6.
60 min
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Week 5 Recap - Giants Carnage
The Bengals and Packers played a weird game, more quarterbacks got hurt, including Danny Dimes, and there's yet another score right now in the Chargers-Browns game. Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson recap the action from Week 5 here.
51 min
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Dynasty Fantasy Football (w/ Garret Price Dynas...
51 min
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Week 5 DFS Strategies
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down Sunday's 12-game daily fantasy football slate, including whether Derrick Henry's matchup and price will make him too popular to be ideal for tournaments.
71 min
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NFL Week 5 Preview
John McKechnie and Mario Puig get you set for Week 5 of the NFL Season with a look at each game, highlighting the fantasy and betting storylines from each contest. Are the Packers on upset watch in Cincinnati? Is Trey Lance in for a long day in his first career start against the Cardinals? Can the Vikings be trusted as heavy favorites against the Lions? All of this and more in this edition of the RotoWire Fantasy Football podcast.
61 min
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3 Mistakes Sports Bettors Make
49 min
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Week 5 Waiver Wire Targets
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) hit on a couple of popular Week 5 waiver wire targets such as Trey Lance, Jamison Crowder, Damien Williams and Dalton Schultz.
61 min
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Week 4 Recap - SaquonCast
Jeff Erickson and Chris Liss break down all the events of Week 4. Chris will be insufferable about the Giants' win in New Orleans, and it will be glorious.
55 min
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Week 4 DFS Strategies
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down Sunday's 13-game daily fantasy football slate, including how popular they think Josh Allen will be in cash games and GPPs.
72 min
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NFL Week 4 Preview Show
John McKechnie and Mario Puig run through every game of Week 4 of the NFL season and break down the biggest fantasy storylines and betting angles from each contest.
60 min
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Say Goodbye To Hollywood (Brown)
Michael Govier joins Jeff Erickson, and they talk about his weekly column at Fantrax and the top pickups for this week, the news of the day, what brought him into the fantasy sports community, and his latest parody song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3foelSg53k&t=61s).
56 min
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Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and John McKechnie (@johns_tailgate) go through all of the relevant free-agent pickups entering Week 4 including Chuba Hubbard, Kadarius Toney, Bryan Edwards and Tommy Tremble.
62 min
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Justin Tucker is the Greatest
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson break down the results of Week 3, including Liss's miracle Survivor advancement with the Ravens over the Lions.
55 min
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Week 3 DFS Strategies
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down Sunday's 13-game daily fantasy football slate, including how popular they think Kyler Murray will be despite a high price on every DFS site.
73 min
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Previewing NFL Week 3
John (@johns_tailgate) and Mario Puig (@rotowiremario) run through the Week 3 slate of games and break down the matchups from fantasy and betting angles. Will Kansas City's Clyde Edwards-Helaire and other early-season disappointments get things turned around this week?
60 min
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Target & Backfield Breakdowns With Jerry Donabe...
Why is Jerry Donabedian excited about Mecole Hardman despite a mediocre stat line so far? Even though Philip Lindsay has scored twice already, Jerry is not especially enthused about his prospects. For the answers, we refer to his Target Breakdown and Backfield Breakdown articles, plus we discuss the injury mess in Pittsburgh and elsewhere!
62 min
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Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) examine a mundane group of waiver wire options including a number of streaming QBs, Rondale Moore and Cordarrelle Patterson.
61 min
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Liss & Erickson Recap Week 2
The early slate on Sunday featured a lot of players/teams literally breaking down, but the afternoon slate provided some fantasy redemption. Chris and Jeff discuss it all.
51 min
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Week 2 DFS Strategies
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down Week 2's 13-game daily fantasy football slate, including which games many fantasy players could look to stack that they'll fade for leverage.
78 min
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Week 2 NFL Breakdown
John and Mario apply what they learned, or didn't learn, Week 1 of the NFL season as they get set for Week 2. Are the Saints for real? How bad are the Jaguars? Are the Titans in serious trouble? All of this and more, plus fantasy and betting analysis on this edition of the RotoWire NFL podcast.
60 min
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Vlad the FAAB Whisperer
Vlad Sedler from FTN joins Jeff Erickson on the RotoWire podcast to talk about FAAB bids in football and our top targets for the week.
41 min
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Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) run through a number of notable pickups heading into Week 2 including Elijah Mitchell, Kenny Gainwell, Christian Kirk and Teddy Bridgewater.
63 min
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Liss & Erickson Recap Week 1
The Eagles soared, the Titans and Packers tanked, and injuries shattered a lot of teams in Week 1.
48 min
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Week 1 DFS Strategies
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down the Week 1 DFS slate on DraftKings and FanDuel, including their favorite targets for optimal lineups and how they are attacking different GPPs based on the number of entrants.
79 min
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NFL Week 1 Preview Special
John and Mario usher in the 2021 NFL season with a look at every game for the opening week, breaking down everything from fantasy to betting and survivor.
59 min
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Pat Mayo Visits With RotoWire
Pat Mayo joins Jeff Erickson, discussing Week 1 with a focus on TB-DAL, Saquon Barkley, D'Andre Swift, and Latavius Murray. We then spend a good amount of time discussing his Mayo Media Network, diving into Fantasy Golf with Fantasy National, and of course all of his great work on YouTube.
52 min
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Pre-Week 1 Waiver Wire Pickups
It's finally here! Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) get you set for Week 1 with a couple of notable names to grab including Ty'Son Williams and Terrace Marshall.
55 min
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NFFC Main Events Review
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson talk about their respective big NFFC drafts from the weekend. Chris was in the 12-team Primetime draft, Jeff was in the 14-team Classic.
53 min
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Last Minute Draft Advice w/ Adam Levitan (ETR)
34 min
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DFS Season Preview II Tips & Tricks To Win in 2021
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird discuss how they are preparing for the upcoming regular season DFS grind, including why they are changing their contest selection strategies and how much best ball drafts help and hurt DFS lineup building.
65 min
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Roster Movement + Pentathlon Superflex Draft Recap
John and Mario examine the fantasy fallout from roster cutdowns before diving into their teams from the Pentathlon Superflex Salary Cap Draft.
58 min
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Pros With Joes
Eric Romoff from "Pros With Joes" joins Jeff Erickson to discuss his charity league contest, Damien Harris, T.Y. Hilton, how he's handling the TE position in the way of the Irv Smith news, and what he's doing at DrRoto.com.
56 min
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Cam Newton Cut + 2021 Over/Under Win Totals
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) survey the landscape after a tumultuous NFL cutdown day and also find time to run through every team's over/under win totals.
58 min
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Fallout from the J.K. Dobbins Injury
J.K. Dobbins is the latest RB preseason injury. Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson discuss the ramifications of the deal, including where to rank Gus Edwards and whether we're bumping up other backs in reaction to the news.
50 min
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Top 5 Rookies Likely To Breakout in 2021 with C...
45 min
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Mistakes to Avoid in Daily Fantasy Football
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down some common mistakes people make when playing daily fantasy football, and how to avoid making them in the future. They then talk about setting goals for the season, how they use tools like lineup optimizers, and why projections shouldn't be used on face value alone.
59 min
70
Quarterback Battles, Backfield Shakeups + Rooki...
John and Mario look at the repercussions from around the league as several key quarterback battles are being decided and several backfields are being shaken up.
60 min
71
Travis Etienne fallout, Sony Michel traded, & F...
Frank Ammirante (FAmmiranteTFJ) joins Jeff Erickson and they discuss James Robinson, Darrell Henderson/Sony Michel, Teddy Bridgewater, Curtis Samuel and Day Prescott. Then we jump into Frank's Buys and Fades.
60 min
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Auction Draft Strategy + Steak League Recap
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) give their hints and tips for navigating an auction league for the first time, and also look at how they put those practices to use in RotoWire's infamous Steak League which took place Tuesday.
54 min
73
A.J. Brown Concern, Good News With Colts
Chris and Jeff discuss the main news of the weekend, including negative news on A.J. Brown and Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and positive news for Jonathan Taylor and Saquon Barkley.
55 min
74
How to Beat Your Friends in Daily Fantasy Football
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird discuss why you should play daily fantasy football against your friends and family, as well as how to beat them and win their money on a consistent basis.
51 min
75
ADP Check-In and Recapping the Beat John McKech...
John McKechnie (@johns_tailgate) and Mario Puig (@rotowiremario) dive into the latest news from around the league, take stock of their best ball portfolios and recap the Beat John McKechnie Online Championship hosted by the NFFC.
59 min
76
Guest: Sigmund Bloom (Football Guys) - Antonio ...
41 min
77
Fantasy Football Deep Sleepers
55 min
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Snarky 150, Preseason Observations
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson discuss Chris's annual Snarky 150 (https://www.rotowire.com/football/article.php?id=58529) and share their observations from the first set of preseason games.
43 min
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Showdown and Single Game Strategies in Daily Fa...
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down showdown and single-game strategies for DraftKings and FanDuel, including why the most important thing in large-field GPPs is lineup uniqueness.
47 min
80
RotoWire Online Championship NFFC Draft Recap +...
John and Mario break down the biggest news items from around NFL training camps heading into the first week of preseason games, including Dak Prescott's progress and Rashod Bateman's injury news. The guys also identify their players to watch for this week's preseason games, including Chicago's Justin Fields and Jacksonville's Trevor Lawrence. Rounding it out, John and Mario take a look at the recent Beat Mario Puig Draft on the NFFC.
60 min
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Fantasy Life With Pete Overzet
Pete Overzet from ESPN's Fantasy Life swings by to discuss efficient drafting in best ball leagues, particularly in the Underdog format, his love of drafting wide receivers, his YouTube channel and a whole lot more!
44 min
82
Dilemmas on Draft Day
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) run through the latest training camp news and also highlight a couple of dilemmas when it comes to players all clumped together near ADP. Joe also recaps his Beat Joe Bartel draft on the NFFC, touching on a particularly wild first round.
61 min
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Talking Football with Bob Harris!
Bob Harris from Football Diehards takes a break from his busy schedule to discuss the latest in training camp news and draft trends with Jeff Erickson.
48 min
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Stacking and Position Prioritization in Daily F...
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down certain stacking techniques in daily fantasy football and then explain their methods for choosing quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends and defenses each week.
65 min
85
Bengals Implosion and Other News to Note
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Mario Puig (@rotowiremario) discuss Thursday's training camp news while highlighting the disparaging remarks coming out of Cincinnati. Mario also suggests the fading of Jonathan Taylor has went too far.
59 min
86
Scott Pianowski's Draft Philosophies
Scott Pianowski from Yahoo Fantasy Sports joins Jeff Erickson to discuss a wide range of topics, including reactions to training camp news, his fades, and salary cap draft philosophy.
68 min
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High-Profile Fades
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) break down the ever-evolving news during the day's training camp and also touch on a couple of players drafted within the top-100 ADP that should be faded.
48 min
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NFL Insider Adam Schefter (ESPN)
Adam Schefter tells RotoWire's Alan Seslowsky how a few crossroads in his life led him to be the premier reporter of NFL news at ESPN. Adam also identifies a few "sleeper" picks you should consider drafting in 2021 fantasy football leagues.
30 min
89
Carson Wentz Down
Carson Wentz needs surgery on his broken foot and will be out 5-12 weeks. Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson discuss the ramifications of that injury and the other top news items of the weekend.
53 min
90
Contest Selection in Daily Fantasy Football
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird discuss the importance of contest selection in daily fantasy sports, including how to attack GPPs with different payout structures and why you should prioritize opponent diversification in cash games.
55 min
91
Under The Radar Best Ball Stacks + Latest Camp ...
John McKechnie (@johns_tailgate) and Mario Puig (@rotowiremario) dive into the latest news coming out of training camps and dig into Mario's latest article identifying some stacks to consider in Best Ball formats.
57 min
92
Dynasty League Talk
Tim Peffer from Dynasty Owner joins Jeff Erickson to discuss NFL dynasty leagues, including his product, and this year's rookie class.
53 min
93
Do's and Dont's in Fantasy Drafts
Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) and Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) give a detailed breakdown of some do's and dont's for first-time fantasy players, and also go over all the news and notes from a busy day of NFL training camp.
66 min
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Ranking the Pass-Catchers
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson finish up their conversation with what goes into RotoWire's rankings, plus they discuss the breakthrough news on Aaron Rodgers and the continuing story on Michael Thomas.
54 min
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Getting Started with Daily Fantasy Football
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird discuss the basics of daily fantasy football, including which types of contests certain people are best suited for, how some season-long research helps with DFS, and what tools people may be using incorrectly as part of their research process.
47 min
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Rams Backfield, Best Ball Stack Targets, Bills ...
John McKechnie (@johns_tailgate) and Mario Puig (@rotowiremario) dive into a wide range of topics in Thursday's episode, including a look at the Rams backfield in light of the Cam Akers injury and a deep dive into the Bills offense along with some teams to target for stacking in best ball.
57 min
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Talking football with Christopher Harris
Chris Harris of HarrisFootball.com joins Jeff Erickson to discuss his process for evaluating players, including why he doesn't incorporate ADP, and why the film doesn't lie.
55 min
98
Offseason Transaction Recap
69 min
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What goes into RotoWire's rankings?
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson discuss the process of ranking and projection players for the upcoming fantasy football season, including the reason why we do projections for players in the first place.
51 min
100
Vegas Draft Recap, Fish Bowl Wrap-Up, ADP Values
John McKechnie and Mario Puig break down the RotoWire Las Vegas League draft that took place earlier this week and circle back on their #SFB11 drafts now that they have finished. The guys end the show by talking about some current ADP bargains, including Leonard Fournette, David Johnson, Christian Kirk and more.
48 min